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29

Sep

The planet is warming, which is causing glaciers and ice sheets to melt and Earth’s sea levels to rise. As the ocean makes inroads over the next century, people living in low-lying areas will be displaced, leaving them in need of new homes. Don’t let memories of “Waterworld” deter you from checking out these innovative marine dwellings.
10 innovative ideas that let us live on water

22

Sep

Global carbon dioxide emissions reach new highThe world has 30 years to reverse the CO2 trend before global warming surpasses the 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit target set at the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.

Global carbon dioxide emissions reach new high
The world has 30 years to reverse the CO2 trend before global warming surpasses the 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit target set at the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.

18

Sep

Can healthy soil fix our planet?In ‘The Soil Will Save Us,’ author Kristin Ohlson explores the potential for reversing global warming through soil conservation.

Can healthy soil fix our planet?
In ‘The Soil Will Save Us,’ author Kristin Ohlson explores the potential for reversing global warming through soil conservation.

12

Sep

We’ve got the weather forecast for 2050 (and it doesn’t look very good)The Weather Channel’s futuristic weather report is based on current climate science and was released as part of a video series preceding the U.N. Climate Summit.

We’ve got the weather forecast for 2050 (and it doesn’t look very good)
The Weather Channel’s futuristic weather report is based on current climate science and was released as part of a video series preceding the U.N. Climate Summit.

27

Aug

Leaked U.N. report warns of ‘irreversible’ warmingMan-made global warming is already affecting all continents and oceans on Earth, according to the draft report, and the risk of ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts’ is quickly rising worldwide.

Leaked U.N. report warns of ‘irreversible’ warming
Man-made global warming is already affecting all continents and oceans on Earth, according to the draft report, and the risk of ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts’ is quickly rising worldwide.

22

Aug

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?
A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.

01

Jul

Global warming poses a threat to emperor penguinsThese penguins rely on the ice, which is melting as the planet warms, for breeding and raising chicks.

Global warming poses a threat to emperor penguins
These penguins rely on the ice, which is melting as the planet warms, for breeding and raising chicks.

30

Jun

10 innovative ideas that let us live on water

19

May

Quickly rising Antarctica suggests ‘runny’ EarthAs ice melts, Antarctica’s ground is rebounding at a surprising rate. Scientists think it’s because the Earth’s mantle is flowing faster there.

Quickly rising Antarctica suggests ‘runny’ Earth
As ice melts, Antarctica’s ground is rebounding at a surprising rate. Scientists think it’s because the Earth’s mantle is flowing faster there.

13

May

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debateDespite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll. TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem. During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence. "You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’" To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debate

Despite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll.
 
TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem.
 
During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence.
 
"You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’"
 
To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”